Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw (Native American). <em>Wooden Figure</em>, late 19th century. Wood, hair, red pigment, 53 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 6 in. (135.9 x 36.8 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1118.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1118.1_bw.jpg)

Wooden Figure

Artist:Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw

Medium: Wood, hair, red pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 53 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 6 in. (135.9 x 36.8 x 15.2 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H12, 6H

Accession Number: X1118.1

Image: X1118.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This type of wooden sculpture could be given in a potlatch. Old photographs show them wearing blankets over their torsos. It is a standing male figure with facial features clearly marked. Roll of hair or headdress on top of head.

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